On Thursday District Collector M Veera Brahmaiah instructed the officials to provide cooked with superfine rice under mid-day meal scheme. Collectorate conducted a meeting with hostel welfare officers, special officers of Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools, Principals of Gurukul Schools and Mandal Educational Officers on effective implementation of mid-day meal scheme.
Veera Brahmaiah said that meals with superfine rice would be provided to students studying in 3049 schools and residing in 309 social welfare hostels across the district. He stated that mid-day meal scheme with superfine rice would be implemented from January 1. He said 570 metric tonnes of superfine rice is needed every month to provide meals to 37,051 students in the district.
The superfine rice directly suppilied to social welfare hostels before December 30 while Principals of Gurukul Schools should collect it from ration shops. Superfine rice is purchased on behalf of the state govt for Rs 25 per kilo. After adding other costs, he said cost of one kilo rice is Rs 35 and same is being supplied to welfare hostels and Gurukul schools for Re 1 a kilo.
He warned of suspending those officials who show laxity in the implementation of the scheme. He told officials that the state government was spending Rs 4.8 crore every month towards mid-day meal scheme and to impart their duties with commitment for the development of students so that people can appreciate them.
He said that appreciation certificates would be presented on Republic Day (January 26) to those hostel welfare officers, who have implemented mid-day meal scheme effectively. He has instructed the principals to make an effort for achieving 100 per cent results in Tenth Class public exam. Joint Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed and other officials were present.